The Hookers

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The Hookers
Origin Lexington, Kentucky, US
Genres Hardcore punk, crossover thrash
Years active 1994 to present
Labels Green Mist, Sub Pop, Man's Ruin, Get Hip, Black Lung, Devil Doll, Scarey, Sack O Shit, Splattered!
Associated acts Murder City Devils, Zeke, Nashville Pussy, the Dwarves, Antiseen, Electric Frankenstein, Speedwolf, the Glasspack
Website https://www.facebook.com/hookersvalhalla
Members Rock N' Roll Outlaw (vocals)
Stoney Tombs (guitar)
Randy Romance (guitar)
Juan Badmutha (bass guitar)
Unckle Eug (drums)
Past members Henry C. Bruening III
The Weedian
Thomas A Foolery
The Blizzard Of Hoz
Abba Zabba
Johnny 'Hot Rod' Evans
Rodney Rhodes
Pat Smith
Paul Bishop
Mark Terry
Dominic Cipolla
Mary Wooley
Donnie Razor
Buckshot
Doug Walker
Brian Omer
Corporal Ninny
Randy Romance

The Hookers are an American hardcore punk band based in Louisville, Kentucky.[1] Originally formed in Lexington, Kentucky in 1994 as the Fayette County Hookers, the name was shortened before their first independent release Kiss My Fuckin Ass 7" EP in 1996.[2] Their first full length album, Satan's Highway, was released on Scooch Pooch records in 1998 and followed closely by the Listen Up, Baby! split LP with Electric Frankenstein in the same year. On various independent labels, The Hookers released two more full length albums: Black Visions of Crimson Wisdom in 1999 and Equinox Beyond Tomorrow Volume 1 in 2001. The band recorded the Blood Over Germany live album in 2001 on Century Media Records. After 2001, The Hookers were considered to be inactive as their heretofore intensive touring and release schedule was curtailed. Their song "The Legend of Black Thunder" was included on Tony Hawk's Underground videogame soundtrack in 2003. In 2008, the band put out an ersatz greatest hits record of live and unreleased tracks titled Ripped From The Crypt and once again became active with multiple EP and split EP releases. The Hookers are currently touring in support of their fourth independent full length release, 2011's Horror Rises from the Tombs .

The Hookers have described their own sound as combining the "thunder of Blue Cheer, the speed of Motörhead and the teachings of Anton Lavey" (sic).[3] The Hookers can also be favorably compared to similar cross over thrash punk bands, such as Zeke and Antiseen, with the major guitar sound and vocal delivery being cribbed from heavy metal. Lead vocalist Adam Neal (aka Rock n' Roll Outlaw) credits having watched the film Werewolf vs The Vampire Women 27 times in a row as being influential in creating the image and lyrics of the band. The Hookers make extensive use of Satanic, sexual, fantastic and mythological imagery in their lyrics, as well as frequently referencing horror films, Vikings and biker culture.

The Murder City Devils are another hardcore punk band formed in Seattle, Washington in the early 1990s and were also briefly known as "The Hookers" before changing to their current name.[4]

Current lineup[edit]

The Rock N Roll Outlaw (vocals)
Stoney Tombs (guitar)
Alex Mccandless (guitar)
Juan Badmutha (bass guitar)
Russia (drums)

Discography[edit]

  • Kiss My Fuckin Ass 7" (Smut-é , 1996)
  • 12 Gauge Reaction 7" (Black Lung, 1997)
  • Zombie Maker 7" (Sack O' Shit, 1997)
  • Must Kill! Must Kill! 10" (Man's Ruin, 1998)
  • Satan's Highway (Scooch Pooch, 1998)
  • Listen Up, Baby! (split CD with Electric Frankenstein, Man's Ruin, 1998)
  • Black Visions of Crimson Wisdom (Scooch Pooch, 1999)
  • Black Magic Stallion 7" (Devil Doll, 1999)
  • 12 Gauge Reaction 7" (rerelease, Black Lung, 1999)
  • Halloween 7" (Black Lung, 1999)
  • For Those About to Rot 7" (Sack O' Shit, 2000)
  • Highway Star/Ready to Burn 7" (covers of Deep Purple and Krokus, Sub Pop, 2000)
  • Equinox Beyond Tomorrow Volume 1 (Devil Doll, 2001)
  • Blood Over Germany (Live, Century Media, 2001)
  • God Made Me The Raven 7" (Get Hip, 2001)
  • Split 7" with Antiseen (Steel Cage, 2002)
  • Ripped From The Crypt (Live and Unreleased, 40 amp, 2008)
  • Split 7" with Speedwolf (Splattered!, 2009)
  • Split 7" with Hellstomper (Scarey, 2010)
  • Be Careful with the Whore (split 7" with Harry Sons, Sonambulo, 2010)
  • Horror Rises from the Tombs (Green Mist, 2011)
  • Teenage Blood/Ride with the Angels 7" (Black Lung, 2012)[5]
  • Split 7" with The White Barons (I Hate People, 2012)
  • Split 7" with The Egyptian Gay Lovers (Strange Magic Records & Cazzo Duro Records, 2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whiteside, Jonny. "The Hookers: Punk, Metal, Southern and Particularly Nasty". LA Weekly. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Hookers Discography at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Hookers". last.fm. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Hookers – Available digitally for first time on iTunes". themurdercitydevils.com. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  5. ^ "THE HOOKERS - Teenage Blood". YouTube. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 

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